Great Chicken Breed: Barbu d'Uccle

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The Barbu d'Uccle or Belgian d'Uccle is a breed of bantam chicken with a beard and muff. It was developed in the town of Uccle in central Belgium.

The Barbu d'Uccle chicken breed was created by Michael Van Gelder of Uccle, Belgium, in the early 1900's. It was assumed without certainty that he cross-bred the existing Sabelpoot and Barbu d'Anvers bantam breeds at that time. The Barbu d'Uccle was first shown in 1905.

This chicken breed are known for having low posture, full beard and a muff, a short full neck, with the back very broad, almost hidden by a large neck hackle. Breast is very broad, the upper part fully developed and carried forward, the lower part looking like a breastplate. Tail is well furnished, close and carried almost perpendicularly to the line of the back. Legs are strong, short and well apart. It has a single comb.

The known colour varieties of the Barbu d'Uccle include blue, cuckoo, mille fleur, porcelain, lavender, black, mottled, silver, self blue, quail, and white.

The Barbu d'Uccle is a calm, friendly bird which cope well with confinement. They don't usually wander off too far making them suitable for smaller gardens. It is broody and can lay 100 tinted or cream colored eggs per year.


A very beautiful chicken with lovely colors 😁

Yes, it is! Tanks for the comment.

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I can not believe how beautiful and fun that chicken looks. That really is different. This is a great capture. This would also look wonderful under the tag ghsc!

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